FASD Fact #38: Many behavioral symptoms of FASD are due to a combination of differing brain functions.

Text: Many behavioral symptoms of FASD are due to a combination of differing brain functions.

For example, explosive rages could be:

  • Sensory overload
  • Overactive limbic response (fight or flight)
  • Difficulty communicating
  • “Age” appropriate developmental differences (meaning a reaction appropriate for developmental age, vs. chronological)
  • FRUSTRATION due to being misunderstood or punished for behaviors directly related to a person’s disability
  • Stress response due to inappropriate consequences over time
  • Low blood sugar, mitigated by sugar cravings and a need for more frequent meals/higher quality foods

Or any combination of the above (plus many other possibilities!)…